Iron Bow Technologies

Proposal Writer

Location: Remote

# of openings: 1

Security Clearance: No Clearance Required

As the Proposal Writer, you’ll play a critical role building our winning proposals. You will collaborate closely with a team of Sales and Technical staff throughout the business development lifecycle. You must be self-motivated, highly organized and efficient, and bring both editorial and operational skills to any project you are assigned. You must also be an excellent writer/editor who can adapt to a variety of formats; know how to manage projects and make decisions based on metrics and data; and create thorough documentation to track progress and maintain communications of plans to all stakeholders. Our ideal candidate is an experienced problem-solver who can think strategically, identify breakthrough concepts and ideas, find unexpected ways to bring them to life, and craft them until they’re perfect.


As the Proposal Writer, you will work closely with Sales, Technical and Bids and Proposal staff to understand and incorporate discriminators, features, and benefits throughout the proposal effectively, and in a way that differentiates Iron Bow from our competitors. Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide writing support to develop executive summaries, technical solutions, management, and past performance volumes to communicate the company’s capabilities successfully
  • Interview program managers and task leads, and other technical personnel to collect technical and methodology information and incorporate that information into writing winning technical approach sections of proposals
  • Develop win themes and incorporate strategies from review teams for final proposal drafts
  • Participate in storyboarding and content development meetings
  • Provide input and direction to visual communications specialists in the development of supporting graphics, photography, and covers
  • Direct project resources and managers to provide accurate and compelling input to marketing documents and proposals
  • Engage throughout the proposal lifecycle to create uniform and compelling proposal content
  • Ensure adherence to standards and templates to present a consistent appearance/style in compliance with our corporate identity
  • Review, edit, and proofread documents to ensure accuracy, clarity, consistency
  • Manage and prioritize multiple proposal assignments to meet strict submittal deadlines
  • Provide support in creating marketing collateral; may assist with company website and marketing efforts
  • Update/maintain reference materials (including past performance, resumes, graphics, marketing material) in SharePoint
  • Support proposal production efforts to include: printing, binding, packaging, shipping, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in English, Journalism, Communications, Liberal Arts or similar major
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Federal contracting environment required
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, and Deltek GovWin
  • Experience with a range of contract types including large IDIQ vehicles and task orders
  • Understanding of government acronyms and correct usage
  • Flexibility to work long hours, as required, for proposal activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • APMP or Shipley certification preferred
  • Demonstrated creative thinker, willing to take risks and try new things
  • Demonstrated ability to use data and compelling materials to tell stories
  • Demonstrated ability to work calmly, optimistically, and maintain good judgment in fast-paced environments
  • Demonstrated ability to advise other writers on writing/grammatical standards gracefully
  • Demonstrated ability to apply research and analysis skills to find answers and opportunities for improvement
  • Effective at eliminating superfluous content and clarifying jargon, as well as “fit editing” to stay within required page limits
  • Demonstrated ability to learn complex topics quickly and work with SMEs to transfer their technical knowledge into prose
  • Knowledge of GAO, AP, or Chicago style manual for professional standards
  • Flexibility to work long hours, as required, for proposal activities

Iron Bow Technologies is a leading IT solution provider dedicated to successfully transforming technology investments into business capabilities for government, commercial and healthcare clients. Our depth of technical expertise, global reach and strategic partnerships with industry leaders as well as disruptive technology partners uniquely positions Iron Bow to target the right solution to ensure your successful business outcome. We partner with our clients from planning and implementation through ongoing maintenance and management to deliver solutions that are strong, flexible and on target.

Iron Bow Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.